What you'll do
On our adventures, we will visit some of the city's most interesting monuments, locally owned independent shops, enchanting streets, and the hidden gems, that you might miss out on your own. We will dive into the histories and personalities that define the capital and its individual neighbourhoods most. Along the way, we'll take in the city’s breathtaking skyline from Calton Hill. Only a few minutes uphill and it's totally worth it. You will get the chance to meet local shopkeepers and experience the city's lifestyle & culture. From the best historical insights to the off the radar secret bars, from true Edinburgh institutions to cozy local bookshops, landmarks, spectacular views, and sights we will cover it all during our walk. Our playground will be the UNESCO World Heritage Georgian New Town, its cosmopolitan streets and buildings, inside and outside :) I found a lot of joy crafting this walk together, my goal is to give you a distinctive Edinburgh experience, filled with all its best social and cultural aspects while staying true to the history that shaped the city. You will walk away with my independently curated guide map, with 100+ recommendations. Looking forward, David
Hello and welcome to the best city in the world! I have founded Edinburgh's independent guide project - Alternative Edinburgh - a name derived from my multi-stop approach to city exploration. The goal is to cover it all when it comes to the hidden gems, history & landmarks, food to music to art, & shopping for unique finds. This experience is designed to give you real insider access to Edinburgh's vibrant local lifestyle, culture & rich history, carefully crafted, fun and social away from the busy tourist hot spots ;) My other experience: The Secret Cocktail Bars of Edinburgh Superhost 2019 IG: alteredinburgh alteredin.com
Alternative guide map to Edinburgh - tailored for the curious explorer, curated by us.
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Where you'll be
UNESCO World Heritage New Town - Broughton - Top of Leith Walk - Calton Hill - Waterloo Place - Royal Mile/Old Town/Canongate
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests aged 2 and up can attend.
We are happy and social, no rain or wind can stop us from having a good time. You'll get our independent guide map to the city. Leisure, food, drink, and bathroom stops. Walking terrain is easy around 1.7 mi/2.7 km.
Hidden Sights & Cosmopolitan Magic